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A Royal “Online” Wedding

April 20, 2011

The royal family has been accused of being fairly out of touch with modern day society but it seems this new generation of monarchs is catching on. For the first time ever, a royal wedding is utilizing a number of online channels to give “the people” full-access to the ceremony. Check out a few ways you can get a glimpse from the comfort of your laptop:

YouTube Live Stream
Over 2 billion people worldwide are expected to watch Prince William marry his college sweetheart Kate Middleton at The feed will come from the BBC minus the broadcaster commentary but with a new social media twist – a live blogging stream via Twitter. YouTube will even offer a video “Wedding Book” where you can upload your own video well wishes for the happy couple.

Twitter Feed
For the first time ever, YouTube will offer a live Twitter feed alongside their video stream. Staff at Clarence House and St James’s Palace will provide live commentary with historical information, interesting links, additional photographs and video footage. Follow them @ClarenceHouse and use the hashtag #rw2011 to send your personalized wedding wishes.


Related wedding photos to be uploaded to the social sharing site as the day progresses. Watch the photo stream at

Become a fan at where you can even sign up to say “I’m Attending” this virtual extravaganza!

Web Announcements
Official updates to be posted at throughout the day.

And as if that isn’t enough, I haven’t even BEGUN to tell you about the video spoofs…